The u/s that they did on the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, and aorta showed no abnormalities. The blood work showed my liver enzymes to still be elevated, although slightly improved. Overall, it was great news. However, Dr. P said they wanted to keep a close eye on it, so they want me to go in once/week. I thought she meant to repeat the blood work panel each week, but when the person called to schedule all the appointments, I was told I would actually be meeting with one of the doctors each time. Dr. P is not available for the next two weeks, so I will be meeting with another OB at the clinic instead. I don't mind this actually, since it's not guaranteed Dr. P will be the one on call when I deliver. This gives me a chance to meet a few of the other doctors.
I was pleased to hear that everything appears normal for the most part, but after thinking about it for awhile, I started to question that. If it's not anything to be concerned about, then why do I need to go in every single week? I mean, I already have an appointment with either the MFM or Dr. P every two weeks as it is. Dr. P has forwarded all this info to the MFM doctor so she is aware of the situation as well.
I actually have THREE appointments next week: Tuesday I go in for a glucose test, Wednesday is my MFM appointment and u/s (I can't wait to see my babies again!), and now Thursday I will be meeting with an OB. It seems a little overkill, but I am not going to complain because I am just so glad that I have doctors that are taking a strong interest and wanting to monitor everything. It's just time consuming and interferes with my afternoon nap! lol
In other news, we have most of our kitchen put back together, with the exception of a few pictures still not hung and our food cupboard still not brought back in the house. Hubby and his dad tried bringing it in the other night, but....the new flooring sits about a 1/2 inch taller than before and the cupboard doesn't fit! So back out to the garage the cupboard went. Fortunately, there is a little space on the top and bottom of the cupboard that can be sawed off. Until then, our dry food continues to sit in totes on the floor...
Friday, Hubby will begin painting the nursery. Yay! And Saturday, his brother is going to come over and replace our bathroom ceiling fan and reroute the vent so water can actually escape to outside rather than collecting on our ceiling and causing everything to mold.
Also this Saturday is my first shower! I should clarify, this is my MIL's baby shower, not really mine. I say that in jest, but really, it's true. It's her party. I had nothing to do with the guest list even. Of course all the Aunts and Cousins are invited, but then it is all of my MIL's close friends. She keeps telling me so and so is coming, and I'm like, great! I haven't seen that person in about 15 years, but okay. It really is okay, but I do find it humorous. I am super excited for the shower.
Then the following weekend is a shower with my family/friends, and on that Wednesday, they are throwing me a shower at work. I am soooo excited to start really getting stuff for the babies and figure out what necessities we will still need to buy. I am very nervous about that part. We don't have a lot of extra money to spend since we will shortly be losing my income. And my income is necessary to help pay our bills! I'm not sure how it's all going to work out, but we will find a way. Hopefully...
Last night, I registered online for us to take an Infant CPR class at the hospital. We aren't taking any other classes, but that is one we both agreed would be important. The thought of having those babies home and one of them stops breathing scares me to death. I want to be as prepared as possible.
We probably should take some sort of birthing preparation class for Hubby's sake, but I've been through Lamaze class with my sister for her first baby, and have been there for three of her four kids being born. Besides that, the class cost $70 each AND takes more time, so we decided to pass.
We did sign up for a tour of the birthing center though. The tour is free, and we'll just be that much more prepared for when the time comes. Even though I've been through it with my sister, it is different when it's myself! Plus, I've never seen the NICU or the operation room. I don't know if either of those are included in the tour, but I do know that both are real possibilities since we have twins. I've heard that they always have twins deliver in the operating room because the chance of having an emergency c-section, or needing a blood transfusion is so high.